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9781592853496

The Grief Club

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  • ISBN13:

    9781592853496

  • ISBN10:

    1592853498

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-08-01
  • Publisher: Hazelden
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Summary

In The Grief Club-part memoir, part self-help book, part journalism-you will come to know about Beattie's experiences with death, divorce, and drug addiction. You will meet many others who have also endured tragedy and heartbreak. And you will, undoubtedly, see parts of yourself and your life reflected in the stories. That's how the club works. The secret for getting through life's losses, Beattie reveals, lies in joining the club and sharing your story with people who listen and care and understand. And, in turn, you will be there to listen, care, understand, and welcome others to The Grief Club. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Melody Beattie is the author of numerous books about personal growth and relationships, drawing on the wisdom of Twelve Step healing, Christianity, and Eastern religions. With the publication of Codependent No More in 1986, Melody became a major voice in self-help literature and endeared herself to millions of readers striving for healthier relationships. She lives in Malibu, California.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction: Welcome to the Club 1(12)
CHAPTER 1: Initiating Change: When a Child or Someone We Deeply Love Dies 13(14)
CHAPTER 2: Remembering Changes: Facing Alzheimer's Disease 27(12)
CHAPTER 3: Touch That Changes: When We Don't Feel Blessed 39(14)
CHAPTER 4: Changing Bad into Betterment: When We Lose Our Health 53(14)
CHAPTER 5: Breaking into Change: Losing Someone to Suicide 67(16)
CHAPTER 6: Wrestling with Change: Losing Marriage, Career, and Home 83(22)
CHAPTER 7: Destined to Change: When Dreams Die 105(18)
CHAPTER 8: Betting on Change: When Childhood Grief Makes an Encore 123(10)
CHAPTER 9: Spare Change: Making the Most of What We Have 133(20)
CHAPTER 10: Dying to Change: Facing Death 153(12)
CHAPTER 11: Cool Change: When Doctors Aren't Enough 165(24)
CHAPTER 12: Facing Change: Losing a Parent to Alcoholism 189(24)
CHAPTER 13: Restraining Change: When Grief Makes Us Vulnerable 213(18)
CHAPTER 14: Time Changes: The Empty Nest and Other Rites of Passage 231(24)
CHAPTER 15: Cheap Change: When It Really Could Have Been Worse 255(14)
CHAPTER 16: Changed by Love: Making Peace with Adoption 269(18)
CHAPTER 17: Ex-Changes: Making Peace with the Past 287(26)
Appendix: Master Loss Checklist 313(28)
Bibliography 341(10)
About the Author 351

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